Fall 2023 Welcome Back Breakfast Recap

Congratulations to all those honored at the Welcome Back Breakfasts held in Augusta and Bangor! UMA was proud to recognize employees of UMA and UMS celebrating years of service milestones. Of particular note, Ron Norton, Professor of Economics, celebrated 45 years with UMA.

Two UMA adjunct faculty were also noted for their long-time service. Elizabeth “Betty” Adams teaches journalism and has taught for 77 semesters (78 starting this fall), making her the longest-serving part-time faculty member at UMA and in the entire University of Maine System. David G. Stetson teaches math and statistics and is beginning his 71st semester this fall. He and Betty are the only adjunct faculty at UMA to top the 70-semester mark. We are very proud of their long-time commitment.

In addition to the anniversary milestones, Meritorious Awards were presented to the following employees:

Leann Trask, Jen Cushman

Leeann Trask
Classified Employees Association Meritorious Award

Jen Cushman, Lynett Kelly

Lynett Kelly
Professional Employees Association Meritorious Award

Jen Long, Jen Cushman

Jennifer Long
College of Arts & Sciences Meritorious Award

Shannon Gauvin, Jen Cushman

Shannon Gauvin
College of Professional Studies Meritorious Award